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Microsoft intros SkyDrive app for Windows and Mac OS X

Microsoft intros SkyDrive app for Windows and Mac OS X

The news coming out of Microsoft isn’t quite done for today. The company has announced that they’re expanding SkyDrive features, most notably where you’re able to access your files from. SkyDrive will now be available as a standalone application for Windows, much in the same way as Dropbox, allowing you to access your files stored in the cloud right from the desktop.

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New unconfirmed Microsoft SkyDrive features tipped

New unconfirmed Microsoft SkyDrive features tipped

Some new features have surfaced that will be included in Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-based storage solution. Microsoft hasn't confirmed these features, but they're said to be part of SkyDrive Wave 5 M3. One of the new features is the ability to manage BitLocker recovery keys that are stored on SkyDrive. The feature will allow you to recover forgotten passwords easily.

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SkyDrive apps released for iOS and Windows Phone

SkyDrive apps released for iOS and Windows Phone

This week the folks at SkyDrive.com cloud storage system have announced the simultaneous release of both an iOS application and a Windows Phone application so you can use SkyDrive's storage across a whole new set of platforms. What you'll be doing here is using a simple to access user interface to save and share your data in many different ways. SkyDrive is using this move to find their way into the mobile market and hopes that it'll be impressive enough to get manufacturers to opt to have the app on devices right out of the box - but is it good enough?

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Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

The Windows Phone Mango update promises more than 500 new features, one of which includes the integration of Microsoft's online cloud service called the SkyDrive. The feature lets you store photos, videos, and documents in the cloud for easy access and sharing. But with the newly released Mango beta build to developers earlier this week, it was discovered that the SkyDrive can also be used to stream music.

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Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Microsoft released an update today for its cloud platform called the SkyDrive and has finally dropped Microsoft's proprietary Silverlight from the system, opting for a cross-platform compatible HTML 5. Silverlight required users to download a browser plugin in order to work and thankfully the company realized it needed to transition away from it to stay competitive. Over the last few months, it's been slowly expelling Silverlight from its platforms.

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Microsoft unloads a bunch of apps for smartwatches

Microsoft unloads a bunch of apps for smartwatches

Since it doesn't have a smartwatch of its own (no, the Microsoft Band doesn't count), it seems that Microsoft is quite content to puts its software on others wrists instead. Catering to both the Android Wear toting and the Apple Watch wearing crowd, Microsoft has just announced new and updated apps for both types of wearables. And since Microsoft is now all about helping you become productive, these apps focus on wearable versions of its productivity suite, plus one completely new addition to the family.

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EU says public likely to confuse Skype with broadcaster Sky

EU says public likely to confuse Skype with broadcaster Sky

Trademarks and patents are strange beasts. Something you've been holding on to for years in one country might suddenly be declared not yours in another place and another time. That is somewhat the case that Microsoft is facing when judges at the General Court of the European Union declared that Redmond can't apply for a trademark for Skype and its logo that will apply to the whole EU region. This is because, according to the judges, there is potential for confusion with the UK broadcasting company known simply as "Sky".

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50% of smartphone photographers use cloud storage

50% of smartphone photographers use cloud storage

While the concept of "the cloud" has been around for more than a few years now, it still feels like the idea, and use, of "cloud storage" was adopted at such a rapid rate. And that makes sense, looking at how the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets has exploded in the last 7-8 years. As evidence of the importance of cloud storage these days, a new report has found that half of all mobile photographers rely on cloud services in some way for keeping their photos.

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Phishing emails used to hack US Nuclear Regulator

Phishing emails used to hack US Nuclear Regulator

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, regulator of the nation's use of nuclear materials and commercial power plants, was compromised three times in as many years, according to a report from Nextgov. Two of the hacks are said to have resulted from someone(s) abroad, while the third responsible party has not yet been identified.

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Verizon has needed a new Windows Phone 8 flagship, and Nokia was the obvious choice to deliver it. Don't mistake the Lumia Icon for a side-thought in Nokia's smartphone schemes, however. On paper, at least, it takes the key things we loved from AT&T's Lumia 1520, and distills them down to a more hand-friendly scale. Does reality live up to those high expectations? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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